International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Solar power pilot project reducing greenhouse gas emissions for Vanuatu's 'Tiwi Trader'

On July 22nd, 2019, Pacific Community’s Director General, Dr. Colin Tukuitonga launched the pilot project of Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific (MTCC-Pacific), hosted by Pacific Community (SPC).   "Maritime Transport is a lifeline in…

Regional Maritime meetings

​Regional Maritime meetings in Port Vila, Vanuatu from 22-25 July 2019 at the occasion of the first visit of the IMO Secretary General in the Pacific.  

Eighth Search and Rescue (SAR) Workshop

The workshop aims to advocate ratification and appropriate implementation of the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR 1979), and will provide an opportunity for SAR leaders and practitioners from across the Pacific Islands…

Solomon Islands maritime industry calls for energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) together with national ship operators, have called for greater investment in energy efficient operations to reduce greenhouse gasses. The call was made…

Promoting the integration of marine insurance and liability mechanisms into the Pacific maritime transport system

Senior managers from Maritime Administrations and legislative draftspersons specialised in maritime and shipping related legislation from 11 Pacific Island countries gathered in Suva this week (26–29 September) for the Regional Workshop on International…

Pacific Community Marks World Maritime Day - Connecting ships, ports and people

Today the Pacific Community (SPC), the leading regional technical body in the maritime transport sector, hosts a joint celebratory session of World Maritime Day with representatives of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Pacific Island…

Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in Pacific hosts its First Advisory Group Meeting

The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Pacific region (MTCC-Pacific) hosted its First Advisory Group Meeting on this week in Suva, Fiji.  The Advisory Group has the responsibility to support the operations of MTCC-Pacific for the Pacific…

Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in the Pacific Assist in Energy Management in Pacific Ports

MTCC-Pacific Head and Deputy Director of the Transport Programme, Thierry Nervale delivering the opening address. Directors, Chief Executive Officers and managers from nine Pacific Island countries ports and administrations convened today for the…

SPC to host Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre in Pacific

The Pacific Community (SPC) has been selected by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to host the regional Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Pacific region (MTCC-Pacific) in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional…

Promoting energy efficiency in maritime transport

A maritime transport energy efficiency workshop, currently underway in Port Vila, Vanuatu, is seeking to establish a platform for collaboration between key players to advance energy efficiency in the Pacific maritime transportation system. This regional…
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